(From Left) William McRaith – Chief Supply Chain Officer of PVH Corp. presents the award to Ranga Ranmadugala – CEO of Brandix Apparel Solutions Limited (BASL) – Essentials & Brandix Apparel India (Plants 1 & 2), in the presence of Rajiv Malalasekera – CEO of BASL – Lingerie, M. Raghuraman – CEO, Corporate Marketing & Branding at Brandix and Mark Green – Executive Vice President, PVH Corp.
(From Left) Jim Chidwick – Hub Leader (Indian Subcontinent) and Sarah Clarke – Senior Vice President – Global Supply Chain of PVH Corp. with M. Raghuraman – CEO, Corporate Marketing & Branding at Brandix, Ranga Ranmadugala – CEO of Brandix Apparel Solutions Limited (BASL) – Essentials & Brandix Apparel India (Plants 1 & 2), Rajiv Malalasekera – CEO of BASL – Lingerie and Dilhara Perera – Underwear Lead, PVH Sri Lanka.
One of the world’s largest apparel companies has adjudged the Brandix Group its Global Supplier of the Year across all product categories represented by its global vendor base, presenting Sri Lanka’s single largest apparel exporter with the pinnacle award at the company’s Global Supply Chain Summit.
PVH Corp., owner of the iconic Calvin Klein, Tommy Hilfiger, Van Heusen and Arrow brands among others, presented this coveted award to Brandix at the company’s biennial awards event, held this year in Phuket, Thailand.
The award recognises the Brandix Group’s strategic collaboration with PVH in offering unmatched value to its Calvin Klein, Tommy Hilfiger and Heritage Brands consumers across multiple underwear product categories.
The PVH Chief Global Supply Chain leadership team re-iterated at the event that solutions in product value addition and innovative sourcing as offered by key business partners such as Brandix will be essential to sustaining the growth and brand value of the company’s iconic lifestyle brands. Senior PVH executives commended Brandix for the Group’s ability to break new ground for its clients’ brands.
“This award is an invaluable endorsement by a global leader in branded apparel, of the passion, commitment and ability of Brandix as a supplier of top quality clothing,” said Ashroff Omar, CEO of the Brandix Group. “Its importance transcends Brandix, and reflects well on Sri Lanka’s status as a globally significant location for the manufacture of branded apparel.”
He said the award is also particularly noteworthy because the Brandix Group’s partnership with PVH is only three years old.
The awards event was part of a four-day Global Supply Chain Partner Summit attended by PVH Corp.’s worldwide sourcing partners.
PVH has evolved from its 1881 roots to become a diversified global company with $8.2 billion in revenues. It is the world’s largest shirt and neckwear company and markets a variety of goods under its own brands, Van Heusen, Calvin Klein, Tommy Hilfiger, IZOD, ARROW, Warner’s and Olga, and its licensed brands, including Speedo, Geoffrey Beene, Kenneth Cole New York, Kenneth Cole Reaction, Michael Kors, Sean John, Chaps, Donald J. Trump Signature Collection, DKNY, Ike Behar and John Varvatos.
The pioneer of the concept of total solutions in Sri Lanka’s apparel sector, Brandix is one of the largest suppliers of apparel to top retail brands in the US and Europe, and a global leader in sustainable manufacture. The Group’s operations encompass several integrated manufacturing facilities in Sri Lanka, a 1,000 acre Industrial Park in India and a large operation in Bangladesh.